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CBS
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, for the most part, dodging hurricane irene. >> do you expect that this time around? >> no, i don't. at this think we're probably already further along in this storm than we were with irene. the ocean is angry right now. and we're going to see a storm surge. >> reporter: a surge that could raise sea level up to eight feet above normal, enough to flood much of this city. police are urging but not forcing people in the evacuation zone to leave. most here are heeding their advice. the boardwalk is all but abandoned. but some like brian have decided to stay. >> got everything pretty well situated, bunkered down, generator is ready to rock. hang out, ride it out, road out irene last year, wasn't that bad. >> reporter: but the experts say this storm could be much worse than irene. here in maryland and farther up the coast including in new jersey. and that's where elaine quijano is, elaine? >> reporter: well, chip, we're in the town of bayhead, new jersey, which is especially vulnerable it sits just ten feet above sea level and like other coastal communities residents here have been orde
CBS
Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
beach have been ordered out to sea to ride out the storm. last year, hurricane irene caused the loss of power for more than six million households in the mid-atlantic and the northeastern u.s. forecasters say sandy could leave even more in dark. today, millions of people like robin ledbetter are nervously calculating their chances how likely do you think it is that you're going to need this generator? >> um, i-- like maybe 50%. >> reporter: just north of here, the governor of delaware has ordered a mandatory evacuation of many coastal areas. north of that, on the coast of new jersey, is elaine quijano. elaine. >> reporter: well, chip, this storm could make landfall somewhere between delaware bay and long island sound monday night into tuesday morning, but here in new jersey, the governor has already declared a state of emergency and the weather conditions are expected to begin deteriorating here tonight. >> i'm taking it seriously. >> reporter: james bradley said in 25 years here in point pleasant beach, he'd only boarded up once. now he's doing it again. >> it's reality first time a
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
're all so unique. i try to focus on the consequences. for the northeast, i think after last year's irene, we pretty well reminded everybody northeast has a hurricane threat. >> all right. >> they would like to reopen trading by wednesday of this week at the latest. >> do many insurance companies cover this type of sdmer. >> many don't. they don't include flood insurance, water damage. many homeowners if they look at their policies will recognize that hurricanes in many cases aren't covered. they would have to buy insurance through the government insurance for flooding and many haven't done that. we might find out there are plenty of people after this that don't have the coverage they would need. >> thank you. >>> the presidential campaigns have canceled more than a dozen events because of sandy. president obama called off appearances today in florida, ohio, and virginia. and another one tomorrow in wisconsin so he can monitor storm developments. we have more from the obama campaign from orlando. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, nornora, and viewers in the west.
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
dodged hurricane irene, but forecasters say this time they may not be as lucky here with sandy. tourists on the ocean city boardwalk today seemed unphased by the approaching storm. but it was a darker mood among those who live here. bill purnell boarded up his bike shop. >> i'm pretty worried. on a one out of ten? i'd say i'm definitely a nine. >> we are concerned about the flooding. >> reporter: rick meehan is ocean city's mayor. what is your biggest worry about this storm? >> well, we have concerns about the intensity of the storm, what the wind levels are going to be when the storm actually gets here and we have concerns of some of the effects of the storm, mostly, i think, the possibility of flooding in some of the low-lying areas of town. >> reporter: off cape cod, coast guard planes directed fishing boats back to port. on shore, 20,000 utility workers have been put on standby to repair outages along the eastern seaboard. last year, hurricane irene caused a loss of power for more than six million households in this region; some were in the dark for weeks. ralph larossa is president
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: new jersey which took a big hit from irene last year is expected to bear the worst of sandy. of the massive storm is expected to make landfall there late sunday and stick around for three days. danielle nottingham, cbs news, vero beach, florida. >> the storm is being blamed for at least 22 deaths in cuba, haiti and jamaica. >>> how about some baseball? the giants are halfway to winning another world series. and they are nearly halfway to detroit about right now winging their way east. the team took off from sfo about an hour ago with their hefty two games to none lead in tow in the world series. the giants blanked the tigers in a pitchers duel last night 2- 0. earlier we caught up with the boys in black and orange as they boarded buses outside at&t. >> proud of these guys. hopefully we'll play the type ball we played on the road. >> nobody thought the giants would be where they are in the last couple of months. >> game 3 is tomorrow night in the motor city. just after 5:00 along with game 4 on sunday and game 5 if needed on monday. >> hopefully it's not needed. >> sweep 'em,
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
? >> well, charlie, it's a major disaster in new jersey. and, you know i've gone through irene, the october snow storm, the blizzard in 2010. this is, by far, the worst thing we've gone through. we have 2.4 million people or households, rather without power, over 200 state roads closed. it wasn't actually a levee. it was a berm and the berm was overwhelmed by the tidal surge that came up the raritan bay. we are in the process of rescue rescuing people from moonachie, in middlesex county rescuing people from their homes not from river flooding but tidal surge from the bays. not even to mention what's happened on the jersey coastline, which i think in the long run will be the part of the state that's the most devastate ed ed. you saw the scenes yesterday from up and down our coast. new jersey, obviously, this is where it came onshore. i think the state of new jersey took it in the neck worse than any other state. it's going to take us a while to dig out from under it but we will dig out from under it. >> many people waking up now to all the damage. can you calculate how mu
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
the number of i want pacted households as hurricane irene. >> reporter: as new jersey surveys the damage, sandy is now soaking areas inland downing trees and power lines in its path. and new jersey's governor said the losses there are incalculable. certainly in the billions. >> we're just looking at the video all those boats stacked up together and stuff. where do you start on something so massive? >> reporter: well, you just start from the beginning like they are here on delaware shore. already there are earth movers here dumping sand into all the holes that have been made here. the crews are out here already starting to clear the paths and getting the power lines back up. so really it's going to be weeks and months of clean-up and getting everything going again. it's just one day at a time. >> all right, susan mcginnis live in delaware, thank you. >>> and we are just learning that president obama has announced that he is going to travel tomorrow to new jersey to survey some of the damage there. >> indeed. >>> meanwhile, millions of people from maine to the carolinas are without power a
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
if there are young children around. >> reporter: ever since irene curtis stopped smoking, she has hated breathing in someone else's smoke and in a community where few people light up, there was more than enough support for the san rafael city council to approve a strict new antismoking law. >> the only person who spoke against it believes that it was it wasn't strict enough. >> reporter: even this smoker is for it. >> i don't mind the laws at all. you know, just because people smoke doesn't mean it's fair for other people who don't want to smoke, the secondhand smoke. >> reporter: the ordinance bans smoking in apartments, condos, parks, all sidewalks and pedestrian areas downtown, bus stops, restaurant patios, and even cautions against actors smoking on stage. one smoker says it's illogical. >> it's ludicrous. just because they are still selling tobacco and all the smoke shops and all the stores. >> reporter: the city says its goal is to improve public health and reduce litter. and litter is a big issue. in two months, one group collected 230,000 cigarette butts which is why they won't ban ashtra
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
's preventing anything from turning back out to sea. even irene moved up along the coast and parallel but scooted on .n out. that central atlantic block is probably going to force the iorm westward. the cold pool over the eastern united states, that's the winter storm you were referring to you. , thaake all the tropical energy, all the heat from the tropics, you combine it with winter cold, that's an explosive ingredient in the atmosphere and that's why we think this storm has so much potential. i encourage everybody to pay attention to what their local emergency management personnel tell them. >> pelley: the last major hurricane to hit the u.s. this late in the season, was wilma, sven years ago today. maat was a category three storm. it killed five people in florida that and caused more than $20 billion in damage. it's the third costliest hurricane in the u.s. after andrew and katrina. we are down to the last 12 days of campaign 2012. that mpoll out tonight suggests that mitt romney has closedly the gender gap. last month, president obama led poig women by 16 points, but rew, they're
CBS
Oct 28, 2012 8:30am PDT
. the mayor here wants to make sure people don't get complacent, basis year ago, hurricane irene, they had all these dire warnings, and it really didn't do much to this city. he wants to make sure they understand that this time there really could be some severe flooding, a storm surge of 4-eight of 8 feet which would mean where i'm standing will certainly be underwater. he's warning people in the low-lying parts of the island to prepare to evacuate. he said power could be out for days. they need a disaster supply kit. it's very important that people don't get complacent based on what happened a year ago because this one could be much worse. bob. >> schieffer: all right, thank you, my friend. chip reid in maryland. let's go now to cbs news correspondent elaine quijano. she is at point pleasant beach, new jersey this morning. elaine, what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you, bob. well, governor chris christie has declared a statement of emergency here in new jersey, and he's also ordered the mandatory evacuation for residents who live on the barrier islands. that begin at 4:00 t
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
was boarded up. the second time it's been shut down. first being last year in the lead up to hurricane irene. >> i need to go to port authority and i need to catch a bus. >> went down here to get her back on the train and i don't think -- i don't know are the buses running? >> reporter: for many new yorkers sunday was a day to prepare for the storm or get out of town. >> we were called several times by our building management company and told we had to evacuate, so we're off. >> reporter: and classes at all public schools today have been cancelled and dozens of schools have been turned into shelters. all broadway shows for tonight have been cancelled. >> the conditions out there are expected to get worse throughout the morning. what's it like out there right now? >> reporter: well right now we're seeing some wind. we are next to the water so this is normally a windy area. we're seeing winds starting to pick up just a little bit. a tiny bit of drizzle. nothing compared to what we're expecting later today. >> thanks. hurricane sandy is affecting the race for the white house as well. early voti
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 4:30pm PDT
year, tropical storm irene swept two people out to sea. >> people need to learn from that and listen to us and get away from the ocean, get away from where the tidal flooding is going to happen. >> reporter: one person who was on the beach after the evacuation order was mike koen. what are you doing here? >> i came over here to check one of the complexes that i manage. i'm setting my pumps up and leaving right now. >> mason: you expect high winds, heavy rain and flooding from a hurricane, but here's what makes sandy so unusual. it's bringing snow to the appalachians. anna werner is in elkins, west virginia. >> reporter: the national weather service issued blizzard warnings for more than 14 counties across the appalachian mountains as hurricane sandy hit a blanket of cold air. west virginia's governor earl ray tomblin declared a state of emergency as the snow began to fall. >> we're getting ready for the winter snow. >> reporter: the snow shoe mountain resort was one of the first to see the snow. four inches now could grow to a possibly two feet by tomorrow. some roads are treacherous
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
during hurricane irene and it could take airlines days before they return to their normal operations. here at sfo i want to show you the departure board. you can see all of these cancellations but look at this right here t says that one of the flights going to new york is on time. now, as the storm changes throughout the day, flights could change, as well. so the best thing that travelers can do, check your flight status early. keep in mind that it could change and if you do need to make any changes try to do it at home over the phone or on your computer so that you can avoid the lines at the airport. at sfo, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> a fire in a new york city neighborhood flooded by super storm sandy destroyed at least 50 homes. more than 190 firefighters still battling the blaze this morning. it's in queens. firefighters say about 25 people are trapped in the upstairs unit of the apartment building and that some rescues are now being carried out by boat because of chest-high water on the street. >>> president barack obama has declared a major disaster in new york
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
neighborhood david forest remembers how long it took to get electricity restored after hurricane irene. how is it to know you're going into a period of a week or so without power? >> i think it's better than last year, we kept thinking it was going to be everyday we'd get power. >> reporter: just next door, susan crowe says she's prepared for a number of rough days. >> you can have a somehow ere but it's a cold shower. you have no hot water. of course, you have nothing to cook with. >> reporter: down the street, we bumped into utility contractor rusty maxwell who said he was too busy to stop for long. what's involved with getting the power back on here? >> well, the power company has to go evaluation all the feeders and the power sources and go from there. >> reporter: scott, this is what those utility crews are up against: giant trees on top of power lines. these trees have to be removed before power can be restored. >> pelley: we wondered if sandy would disrupt gasoline supplies. it turns out six refineries in the northeast were affected by the storm. two of them shut down and four scaled
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
around. >> reporter: ever since irene curtis stopped smoking, she has hated breathing in someone else's smoke and in a community where few people light up, there was more than enough support for the san rafael city council to approve a strict new antismoking law. >> the only person who spoke against it believes that it was it wasn't strict enough. >> reporter: even this smoker is for it. >> i don't mind the laws at all. you know, just because people smoke doesn't mean it's fair for other people who don't want to smoke, the secondhand smoke. >> reporter: the ordinance bans smoking in apartments, condos, parks, all sidewalks and pedestrian areas downtown, bus stops, restaurant patios, and even cautions against actors smoking on stage. one smoker says it's illogical. >> it's ludicrous. >> one person hasn't changed his ways. >> i think a lot of people are still going to smoke just because a lot of people are addicted to cigarettes. just because they are still >> reporter: the city says its goal is to improve public health and reduce litter. and litter is a big issue. in two months, one gr
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
. that's more than what we saw last year during hurricane irene. those destinations affected include hubs like jfk, boston, washington, d.c., philadelphia and new york. this morning i spoke with a stranded traveler sloping on a bench at sfo. she is a grad student in new york -- he's grad student in new york and he says he needs to get to class by tomorrow but cancellations have been challenging. >> i saw about 20 [ indiscernible ] i should call them to update my flight so whenever i try to call them the automated machine told me that the volume is too much and i couldn't contact them. and they hang up on me every time when i try to call them. so i have to be here in order for them to give me service and update on the flight. >> reporter: sounds a little frustrating, doesn't it? despite what that traveler went through the advice we have been given is if a flight is canceled, the best thing a traveler can do is try to make the changes at home over the phone or online to avoid airport lines. at sfo, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> more than 100 california air national guardsmen are now on the
CBS
Oct 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
potentially lie in the storm's path. last year hurricane irene caused loss of power, this time even more could be left in the dark. >> when you're facing 50 60 miles per hour with all the leaves on the trees and a soaking rain we'll see trees come over and branches come down. >> reporter: up and down the eastern seaboard 20,000 utility workers are standing by to turn the power back on. five refineries along the threatened east coast that produce 7% of the nation's gasoline are expected to suspend operations as early as sunday. that could put upward pressure on the price of gas. the storm is affecting the presidential campaign. parts of three battleground states north carolina virginia and ohio are directly in sand chip's path. now vice president biden already had to cancel an event that was scheduled for this morning and mitt romney cancelled one for tomorrow. both campaigns are worried about the effect of this storm on early voting. >> thank you, chip. to get a handle on the strength of sandy and the path it's taking we turn to david bernard, chief meteorologist in
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
gearing up for what could be the storm of the season. with with memories of last year's hurricane irene still fresh on everyone's mind, utility companies as far north as connecticut are bracing for the worst. >> getting our resources ready, making sure the people are ready, getting everything in order. >> reporter: in maryland, about theorys, generators and radios flew off store shelves. >> you're talking five or six days a possibility, so therefore you've got to set a plan for that. >> reporter: planning that could also save lives. hurricane sandy is now blamed for at least 21 deaths across the caribbean. in cuba, nine people were killed as sandy toppled houses, ripped off roofs and flooded entire neighborhoods, making it the island's most deadly storm since 2005. in the dominican republic, flash flooding buried cars and trees under water. in jamaica, most of the eastern part of the island remains without power. even now, flash flooding remains a danger. >> it's going to get worse. >> right now we're in clear and present danger. >> reporter: sandy's destructive potential, those living
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